A Louisiana woman was recently indicted for identity theft after the authorities discovered that the suspect stole the credentials of another woman to obtain a better position at the company she’s currently employed. The authorities were alerted after several employees claim that the woman could not fulfill the requirements of her new position.
Suspect Sentenced in Identity Theft Case Has a Long Criminal History
On Friday, a St. Tammy Parish jury found Cindy White, a Slidell resident, guilty of assuming and using another person’s identity. According to the court document, White, who’s expected to return to court on the 24th of April might be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.
White’s criminal records indicate that this is not the woman’s first run-in with the law, being convicted of the same crime back in 1997.
According to the authorities, White, who at that times was employed at the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Department, used her position to access and empty a colleague’s bank account.
White was arrested, charged with one count of forgery and one count of identity theft. Following a court agreement, White pleaded guilty to both charges in exchange for probation.
Interestingly enough, after 1999 police records indicate that the woman passed away, only two years after she received the court’s verdict.
White’s trail grew cold until 2015 when the woman got hired by Diversified Food and Seasonings. Disappointed by the fact that she earned $95G per year as an HR manager, White used her ‘skills’ in order to obtain a better position.
As a result, five months later, she was promoted to senior HR manager, a position that came with a $105,000 salary and other benefits.
However, a few weeks into her job, the company’s board not only realized that White was delegating too many of her responsibilities but utterly failed to accomplish even the simplest of tasks, despite the qualifications she wrote in her CV.
The authorities were alerted, and White arrested and charged with identity theft. According to woman’s arrest warrant, White stole another woman’s LinkedIn resume and her personal info.
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